Del Tin 2155 Rondel Dagger
Original: Circa 15th century
The rondel dagger
(named for the disc-shaped pommel and guard) was one of the principal back-up weapons of the knight for close-quarters combat. It was also quite often carried in town for self defense, and period fencing manuals depict its use in judicial duels, both in and out of armour.
This piece is made by Del Tin, and its blade has an unsharpened single edge with a short false edge near the tip. The dagger tapers to a narrow point which could be used not only to thrust into the gaps of armour, but also to pry open those gaps such as underneath a helmet. The guard has a simple but attractive decoration stamped into it, though the stamp was a little bit off-center when applied to the steel. The grip is spiral-carved wood, and provides a good gripping surface. This is a very tough dagger, and feels very deadly when gripped.
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Overall length: 21.75"
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Blade: 15.5" long; 1.375" wide at base
Hilt length: 3.75"
Point of Balance (PoB): At guard
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche